Okay, okay this is supposed to be a live album Ms. Laura Tate but you're not fooling me, l know you added the crowd noises afterwards. Yeah l know l'm being silly but what l was tying to emphasise straight away was that for a live album this is easily one of the best quality recordings l have ever had the pleasure of hearing, it is simply sensational at the least and mind blowing at best. Laura l must commend you and Terry Wilson on your production of the album as it is faultless and you perfectly captured the true essence of the night's performance. Vocally on the night Laura you were a dynamo of sheer brilliance displaying incredible control but also so much light and shade in your vocals that perfectly conveyed the imagery of each and every song. I Particularly like the range of styles within the tracks what with singing Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town" to singing Americana styled songs from your hero Mel Harker. I think that it is this range of musical styles and influences on your style that reflects so well here making for a must hear and own album. This is certainly an album that you keep wanting to listen to over and over again. Albums of this grandeur don't just happen and you need a band that can meet your dizzying heights of expectations and here it is more than evident you have assembled the very best. We must acknowledge guitarist Doug Hamblin, drummer Tony Braunagel, bassist Terry Wilson, pianist Jeff Paris, trumpeter Darrell Leonard, saxophonist Joe Sublett, trombonist Lee Thornburg. Then we have the exquisite backing singing from Teresa James plus band members Terry Wilson and Jeff Paris who combined were a formidable trio of talented singers in their own rights. Throughout the album the compositions shined brightly and were composed by some very talented writers in their own rights in Mel Harker, Pat Schunk, Teresa James, Terry Wilson, Phil Lynott, Rick Deitrick, Naomi Neville, Jeff Paris, David Raven, William Watts, Doug MacLeod, Stephen Bruton, Al Anderson, Sharon Vaughn and Paul Marshall. All in all very talented composers as displayed on each and every song on "Live From El Paso". There is not a single thing about this album that you could say was not of a standard that is unquestionably the finest but add to that that it is a live album then it rises expedientially in my appreciation of it. This is an album that you cannot but fall in love with and instantly fall in love with Laura Tate, for those who know her music would be smiling and saying "what took you so long to catch up and listen to this singing genius". You know something, they're right but hey it's not too late to do so now you know what you have been missing out on. This will cart and it will feature in people's lists of their album's of the year, one listen and it will be on yours also.